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Archive - Apr 20, 2011

NC State baseball team rolls over UNCW

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video It's not a good sign for UNCW head coach Mark Scalf when the Seahawks use ten pitchers in a game. That was the case Wednesday night at Brooks Field as NC State rolled over UNC Wilmington in a college baseball game. Full story...
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Latino parents learn about higher education benefits

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video Graduation is only a few weeks away for high schoolers, but an event at North Brunswick High School hopes to gear up Latino students and parents for higher education. Full story...
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Helmet requirements loosened for adult ATV drivers

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North Carolina legislators have agreed to exempt adult drivers of all-terrain vehicles from helmet and eye protection requirements while riding on private property. Full story...
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Power restored throughout N.C.

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The lights are back on for nearly everyone in North Carolina who lost electricity during the deadly spring storms. Progress Energy announced late Wednesday that virtually all power has been restored to its customers. A handful of homes and businesses were damaged too badly for service to be restored. Full story...
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Handler and K-9 testify in Strickland arson trial

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video On the third day of trial prosecutors called up special agents Wednesday with the State Bureau of Investigation in the arson case against Allen "Frog" Strickland. The teen is accused of burning his own home in an attempt to collect money from his insurance. Full story...
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Oil spill demo raises concerns about offshore drilling

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Beach go-ers witnessed an oil spill on Wrightsville Beach today, complete with Hazmat workers and injured marine life. Full story...
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Soaring airline and gas prices turn vacations into stay-cations

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video Temperatures are rising, and that means tourism season has begun. But temperatures aren't the only things on the rise. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Refrigerator breaks under warranty

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Buying used can save you some serious cash. That's what one Leland woman was trying to do when she bought a used refrigerator from a Wilmington business. Full story...
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FEMA Update: Storm survivors can now start applying for federal disaster assistance

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Survivors in North Carolina with property damage from the April 16 storms and tornadoes may apply for grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other disaster assistance. Full story...
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NHSO makes major pot bust

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After an extensive investigation, with the assistance of Wrightsville Beach Police, Detectives intercepted a shipment of marijuana and executed a control delivery to Phuc Van Tran, a 39 year old Asian male. Tran was arrested on April 8, 2011 at 1405 Lumina Ave. Wrightsville Beach. Detectives confiscated over 33 pounds of marijuana with a street value of over $150,000.00 Full story...
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Students at West Bladen High School rush to help storm victims

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"It started on Sunday morning at 8:30 and hasn't stopped. The donations continue to come in at West Bladen High School for victims of the April 16 tornados in Bladen County." Full story...
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UPDATE (4:45 pm): CFPUA can't find valve needed to make repairs

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Cape Fear Public Utility Authority crews are responding to a water system emergency repair that will necessitate an emergency shutdown of a waterline on North Kerr Avenue at the McClelland Drive intersection between Market Street and Infantry Drive. Full story...
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Three-state compact for offshore energy in NC bill

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Republican senators say directing North Carolina's Democratic governor to join South Carolina and Virginia in a compact on energy production and offshore exploration would give the state a seat at the table to get its share of energy royalties. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Monkey Junction Blockbuster reopening

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Dish Network recently bought Blockbuster in a bankruptcy auction and agreed to take on leases for hundreds of the video rental stores. Full story...
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First class service coming to ILM

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Paying more to fly out of Wilmington could actually get you something in a few months. US Airways says it is bringing first class to its US Airways Express flights that service airports like Wilmington International. Full story...
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